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Friday, August 31, 2012

August Monthly Favorites!

It's that time again!  The last day of the month brings on a new round of monthly favorites!  So here we go!!  If you are new to my blog, I started a monthly favorites two months ago!  You can find my other posts in the links on the side of my blog under "Monthly Favorites."

FAVORITE POLISHES:
#1: SoFlaJo Moonlight Bay: Moonlight Bay is a gorgeous matte black with silver fleck.  It is elegantly stunning whether matte or shiny.  It goes on in 1-2 coats and is a pleasure to work with!
#2: KB Shimmer Shipwrecked (shown here over Sinful Kissy):  I have now had the pleasure of swatching several KB Shimmer polishes and I love many of them. But THIS one just beats them all!  It really reminds me of treasure at the bottom of the sea. A well-thought-out array of glitters...
#3: Naild'It Unique Polishes Summer Lovin' Melon:  I can't say enough how unique Andrea from Naild'It's polishes are!  To create a polish based on watermelon is awesome!  And I was tickled by how awesome it looked on the nail!

 BRANDS THAT IMPRESS:
Lacquistry:  Lacquistry was the first indie polish I ever bought.  I bought MANY of Jenna's creations and fell in love with them!  She has always had stellar service; but has brought that service up even another notch!  I received this in the mail:
Without anyone even asking, Jenna took it upon herself to replace certain polishes that she had found bleeding glitters in.  I started buying from her a year ago.  Golf Socks was my first indie.  She is replacing polishes from a year ago with no one even asking her!  THIS is first class service and those of you who have never bought from Lacquistry can get a peak at some of her polishes below!  I also have a ton of swatches of her stock items. Click HERE for those!
Sinful Colors:  I have never owned a Sinful Colors polish until Walgreens had the 50% off sale. I mean, $2 was cheap enough, but $1 was a no-brainer!  I bought about 17 of them, and with few exceptions, they have far surpassed my expectations in uniqueness, creativity and quality!  I think they are easily worth $6 each and some-like Kissy and Winerberry-are worth even more!

 BLOGS OF NOTE:
Loodie Loodie Loodie:  I'm sure you have ALL heard of THIS blog!  Loodie, Loodie, Loodie is a fantastic nail care blog written by a woman with a very dry, smart sense of humor.  She makes me laugh and she has made me cry. She wears her heart on her sleeve and I can't get enough of her!
MO Diddie's Nails:  I stumbled across this blogger awhile ago, and she is actually the reason I have this section in my monthly favorites!  I wanted to introduce you to blogs that are super fantastic for whatever reason, but are flying under the radar.  Her nail art is FABULOUS!  I have copied several of her designs.  She does a ton of YouTube tutorials, and her nail art is pretty much perfect. Check her out!
INDIES TO WATCH:
Whimsical Ideas by Pam:  Pam doesn't seem to come out with brand new shades often, so when she does, I am in a fervor!  Her CS is top notch and her polishes are ALL great in quality and in creativity!  I have yet to find issue with any of the polishes that I own of hers!  She makes ordering easy. You just browse her pictures on Facebook, email her with your order, and she emails you back with an invoice!  SIMPLE. I might add that the three or so times I have ordered from her, I received my order within 2-3 days of being invoiced!  She does not ship internationally though, so make friends with some American gals. :o)

NPR ETSY FINDS:
Flower Leaf:  This Scrabble tile ring immediately caught my eye on Etsy!  What I LOVE about Etsy is that I can see what everyone in my circle puts into their favorites and it allows me to find things I would never know to look for!  This gorgeous ring from Flower Leaf is one of those things!
Sisicata:  I was blessed to find this stunning beauty in my circle of friends on Etsy!  The butterflies are ethereal and fantasmical!  She is a Polish designer who specializes in resins and silver.  Check her out!

3 comments:

becky smith said...

That ring is stunning x

loodie loodie loodie said...

Just wanted to pop in and say HAAAYY! AND thanks for the love! <3 Better I make you cry with my words than a swift fist to the gut, no? Although, this can also be arranged. Hopefully I give you more laughs though :P

illustratedlady said...

OMG! HIIIIIIII! I feel like a stunned fangirl at the moment. I have been following your blog for a year! And yes! Better to make me cry with words rather than a punch to the gut! Thank you for stopping in!!!! <3